Just FYI, I meant that often times, more watery products allows the hair to absorb more quickly, not that lp hair absorbs product more quickly. I just know that for myself, I can't use thicker consistency products often (even in small amount), because my hair just doesn't absorb them.
Nevertheless, ITA that the method is often more important than the product. I get the best hair when I soak in water and conditioner for 1 hr (almost like a DT) --- it's practically the only way my hair absorbs large amounts of water. (Otherwise, I have trouble wetting it).